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Funding by Topic: Farmers and farmworkers

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Central States Center for Agricultural Health and Safety Pilot/Feasibility Program (CS-CASH)
Funds agricultural safety and health feasibility projects in the north central plains region that have the potential to lead to the development of new and creative research, prevention, intervention, outreach, education, evaluation, or translation findings and outcomes.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri
Letter of Intent (Required): Jul 20, 2018
Application Deadline: Aug 24, 2018
Sponsor: Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health
Agricultural Health and Safety Small Grant Program
Grants for graduate student and faculty researchers with the goal of encouraging the development of creative research and intervention projects while nurturing researchers, especially junior researchers, who are interested in agricultural health and safety research.
Geographic coverage: Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada
Application Deadline: Jul 27, 2018
Sponsor: Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
Farm Labor Housing Direct Loans and Grants
Low interest loans and need-based grants to develop affordable housing for year-round, migrant, or seasonal domestic farm laborers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 27, 2018
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Housing Service
John May Farm Safety Fund
Financial assistance for New York farmers to improve safety on their farms.
Geographic coverage: New York
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Bassett Healthcare Network, New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health
Minnesota Workplace Safety Consultation and Grant Program
Technical assistance and funding for qualifying employers in Minnesota to support projects designed to reduce the risk of injury and illness to their workers. Farming and grain handling facilities are among the priority industries.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
National ROPS Rebate Program
Offers rebates for approximately 70% of the cost of purchasing and installing a Rollover Protective Structure kit on tractors.
Geographic coverage: Currently, rebates are available in Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Wisconsin. Farmers located in other states may sign up for the waiting list.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Tractor Safety Coalition
Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health Academic/Scholarly Research Grants Inactive
Grants for academic/scientific investigators and those newly interested in agricultural safety and health research. Funding will support new agricultural safety and health knowledge and assess and promote best safety and health practices, with a focus on projects addressing aging, sleep deprivation, chemical safety, and mental health.
Geographic coverage: Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Jul 16, 2018
Sponsor: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health Community Outreach/Education Grants Inactive
Grants to community-based nonprofit organizations that are working to prevent agricultural injury and illness through training, educational campaigns, and media. Priority will be given to projects addressing aging, sleep deprivation, chemical safety, and mental health.
Geographic coverage: Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Jul 16, 2018
Sponsor: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program Inactive
Grants to develop and expand existing farm to school initiatives and other food and agriculture experiential learning initiatives within a distinct service area with the overall goal of increasing access to school meals for low-income children while also improving food quality.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 9, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Pennsylvania Research Grant and Mini Grant Programs Inactive
Research grants in Pennsylvania to conduct applied policy research that can result in legislative or program policy considerations and mini grants for projects that focus on basic data collection/analysis, timely issues, and/or the preparation of reference materials.
Geographic coverage: Pennsylvania
Letter of Intent (Required): May 21, 2018
Application Deadline: Aug 27, 2018
Sponsor: Center for Rural Pennsylvania